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5 Ways Biology Is Transforming Buildings (12:14)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:46 What challenge was solved in the 20th century that transformed the way we heat our homes?
  2. 04:32 How did the polar bear’s anatomy help us develop a more sustainable heating method?
  3. 05:07 Briefly explain how the new type of solar collector developed in Germany and Austria in 2015 created heat.
  4. 07:38 Architects in the United States have drawn inspiration from the human body to develop a new method of regulating temperatures in buildings. What was the inspiration, and how did they apply it to their innovation?